Find a complete listing of November and December events taking place in Polk County at

Lunch and Lecture Series
Tuesday, November 19
Venue: Polk County History Center, Bartow
- The museum invites guests to bring lunch and listen to a guest speaker on the third Tuesday monthly.
- November’s speaker and topic is: Dr. Steve Noll on Florida Through Transportation.

WE3 Expo
Tuesday, November 19 – Thursday, November 21
Venue: SUN ‘n FUN, Lakeland
- Visit more than 200 booths that represent the various Career & Technical Academies and Educational Programs through Polk County Public Schools.
- This Expo is the perfect setting for parents, students and the community at large to learn more about Polk Academies and other career and technical programs offered in Polk County Middle and High Schools. 

Cirque Dreams Holidaze
Thursday, November 21
Venue: The Lakeland Center
- Audiences will be thrilled by gingerbread men flipping midair, toy soldiers marching on thin wires, snowmen daringly balancing, icemen powerfully sculpting, penguins spinning, puppets dancing and reindeer soaring high above a landscape of holiday wonderment.

Get Outdoors with Extension
Thursday, November 21
Venue: Babson Park
- This fall, get outdoors with UF/IFAS Extension Polk County as the Natural Resources program combines education with recreation for a fun-filled event outside.
- Each tour will feature the flora and fauna (plants and animals) in the area around us.

Public Ice Skating
Friday, November 22 – Sunday, December 1
Venue: The Lakeland Center
- Celebrate the fun this season as public ice skating returns to The Lakeland Center’s Jenkins Arena.

An Intimate Evening with Clint Black
Saturday, November 23
The Lakeland Center
- Clint Black, country music singer-songwriter, record producer and multi-instrumentalist, will be at The Lakeland Center on Saturday, November 23.

Astronomy Night
Saturday, November 23
Mackay Gardens & Lakeside Preserve, Lake Alfred
- Beginners, experts, and people of all ages can view the cosmic skies at Mackay Gardens to spot star clusters, galaxies and Uranus.

Messiah by G.F. Handel
Date: Saturday, November 23
Winter Haven
- A concert in memory of Carolyn Paul Wheeler presented by the Bach Festival of Central Florida Chamber Singers and Orchestra and directed by Dr. Virginia Davidson.

Tram Nature Tour
Saturday, November 23 & Sunday, November 24
Venue: Circle B Bar Reserve, Lakeland
-  Take a personalized tour of the Banana Creek Marsh with a volunteer guide who will point out plants, birds and history of the property.
- Nature Tour sign-ups begin on the first working day of each month.



Have Lens Will Travel: Photographs by Tom Mack – Through November 23 (Polk Museum of Art, Lakeland)

Paintings of the Space Age – Through December 7 (Polk Museum of Art, Lakeland)

reGeneration2: Tomorrow’s Photographers Today  – Through December 7 (Polk Museum of Art, Lakeland)

Festival of Wreaths – Through December 13 (Polk County History Center, Bartow)

Haines City Farmers Market – Wednesdays weekly

Winter Haven Farmers Market – Thursdays weekly

Bartow Farmers Market – Saturdays weekly

Downtown Lakeland Farmers Curb Market – Saturdays weekly

Good Health Fresh Goods & Crafts Market – First, second, third Saturdays monthly

Lake Wales Farmers Market – Second and fourth Saturdays monthly

Highland City Community Market – Third Saturday monthly

Mulberry Farmers Market – Third Saturday monthly

Saturday Night Rodeo – Saturdays weekly (Westgate River Ranch Resort, River Ranch)

Children’s Programming: – Monday through Friday weekly (Explorations V Children’s Museum, Lakeland)



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